Use the processes you learned in this session to plan a lesson for one of your own classes, using a problem that you currently teach, or plan to teach, in your subject area and grade level. Remember that students can communicate about mathematics by using words, pictures, symbols, tables, and functions. They can work individually, in pairs, in small or large groups, or as a whole class. Make sure that your lesson plan addresses these questions:
- How will you set up the class to ensure optimal communication among the students?
- How might you assess students' knowledge from their written and oral communications?
- How might you use student work to evaluate the effectiveness of your own communication?
After you have created your lesson plan, use the Classroom Checklist (an Adobe PDF document) to evaluate it.
Finish the session